Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.

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Targus
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Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.

Post by Targus » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:28 pm

It's finally warm enough to get back out in the garage. In this video, I upgrade the Z axis on the Shapeoko 2 with the Acme upgrade, Belt drive Z-axis kit, and NEMA 23 stepper motor. These upgrades are fantastic. I will be able to move my router closer to the gantry, and the Acme upgrade is super smooth. Next up, more NEMA 23s and tiny G.

Acme Upgrade: http://shop.shapeoko.com/collections/fr ... -upgrade-1

Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z-Axis Kit: http://shop.shapeoko.com/collections/fr ... z-axis-kit

NEMA 23 stepper motors: https://www.inventables.com/technologie ... or-nema-23

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Damin69
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Re: Acme upgrade, Belt Drive, and Nema 23 Z upgrades install

Post by Damin69 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:53 pm

good Job. You will really like the upgrade. I am glad that when I did the build from the start We tapped the Z makerslide on both ends. This made of an easy upgrade as I did not have to take the Makerslide off of the plate to do the upgrade.
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Makita 0701, Nema23s, ACME Z Axis, Nema 23 Belt drive
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Brian Stone
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Re: Acme upgrade, Belt Drive, and Nema 23 Z upgrades install

Post by Brian Stone » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:28 pm

Here here. The Acme Z-axis screw was one of the best upgrades I've done to the machine.
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1500x1000mm Shapeoko/X-Carve Hybrid, Nema-23's, Belt-Driven Z-Axis /w ACME Screw, Dewalt 611, Soundproof Enclosure
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Targus
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Re: Acme upgrade, Belt Drive, and Nema 23 Z upgrades install

Post by Targus » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:27 pm

i have been playing around with the machine. I have all the NEMA 23s hooked up a working. I thought i would not have to take the CNC apart to install the NEMA 23s ... boy was i wrong. The NEMA 17s came off without disassemble, but the hole locations for the 23s were overlapped by the makerslides. Was not hard, just took a lot longer to do, and i had to re-square the machine again. All is all i have very happy with the upgrades so far. It cuts like butter. I can't wait to get the TinyG up and running. Just waiting on some more stepper motor wiring (it should be delivered tomorrow).

Targus
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Re: Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.

Post by Targus » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:08 pm

I got the tiny G. It was a bit confusing to set up and the instructions were not very clear in a lot of steps. But finally, after a few hours of getting it hooked up and settings set, it works and it works great. Ill post up a video later in the week.

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Re: Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.

Post by kristenanne77 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:11 am

Targus wrote:It's finally warm enough to get back out in the garage. In this video, I upgrade the Z axis on the Shapeoko 2 with the Acme upgrade, Belt drive Z-axis kit, and NEMA 23 stepper motor. These upgrades are fantastic. I will be able to move my router closer to the gantry, and the Acme upgrade is super smooth. Next up, more NEMA 23s and tiny G.

Acme Upgrade: http://shop.shapeoko.com/collections/fr ... -upgrade-1

Belt Drive NEMA 23 Z-Axis Kit: http://shop.shapeoko.com/collections/fr ... z-axis-kit

NEMA 23 stepper motors: https://www.inventables.com/technologie ... or-nema-23

I have the Acme screw upgrade and was looking for the Z axis pully system you have so I can mount the router closer to then Z axis.
The link doesn't work so I am guessing they dont make it anymore.
If a kit is not available, can you provide me with info on whare I can get the specs and parts to do this?

Thanks
K

Damin69
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Re: Acme upgrade, Nema 23 Z upgrades and Tiny G installed.

Post by Damin69 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:55 am

You could try getting hold of Improbable Construction and see if he has any left over parts for them as he was the one selling them. Or he may have a source for parts you need. I know he has the cad file you could use to make the plate out of aluminum. After the Plate all you need is some standoffs, Bolts, Pulleys and Belt.
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Makita 0701, Nema23s, ACME Z Axis, Nema 23 Belt drive
Expanded to 1000 x 1800
Electronics upgrade C-10 BOB, SainSmart ST-M5045 drivers, Mach3
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